First Lady of Style

Lower Hutt-born Anouska Hempel (Lady Weinberg) featured in The Times‘ list of iconic women over 50 in a piece by writer Paul Theroux on ‘the older woman’. Hempel is the creative force behind ultra-hip London hotels Blakes and The Hempel, not to mention a biannual couture collection, an eponymous design company, and products and interiors for luxury companies Louis Vuitton and Van Cleef & Arpels.


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Paint Maker Cassandra Ellis Tells Stories in Tones

Paint Maker Cassandra Ellis Tells Stories in Tones

There’s a very particular harmony in the South London home of Cassandra Ellis. Inside, the atmosphere is of preternatural calm. For anyone familiar with Atelier Ellis, the independent paint company (originally…